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Felt Christmas decorations are right up my alley. I just have a thing for all things felt lately. You can DIY these cute trees in minutes with my instructions below. A simple project to add a forest of fun trees to your home. These will actually be perfect for Christmas and also winter decor. I love a project that I can leave up for a few months…don’t you?
Supplies needed to make your own felt Christmas decorations:
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- Cricut Maker (Want to see the difference between the machines? I compared the Cricut Maker and Explore here.) NOTE: My recommendation is to use the Maker for all fabric projects including this one.
- Cricut felt in sky
- Wood dowels
- Wood slices
- Dark stain
- Paint brush
- Drill and drill bit
- Tacky glue
- Clothespins (optional)
- Cricut cut file (click here to access)
Start by pulling up the cut file in Cricut Design Space.
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Cut the felt into the tree shapes. Each tree is designed to be cut from one 12×12 sheet of Cricut felt. All three of these colors come in this sampler pack. A few notes: I changed the blade to the rotary one to get a better cut however it does leave a tiny bit uncut on the very end of those pointed tips. You may have to also clip them with scissors when removing from your mat.
Then you need to cut your dowels to length. I used my trees themselves for a rough measurement and marked each dowel. Then just cut them off using a saw.
After they are cut, you will want to stain them a dark color. Paint on your stain with a brush, allow to sit a few minutes, and then wipe away any excess with a rag.
While your stain is drying, drill holes in the center of each of your wood slices. Your holes should be snug for the dowels. TIP: Wrap a tape “flag” around the drill bit at the depth desired. When the tape hits the top of the wood slice, you know you are deep enough.
Add the dried dowel rods to the holes in the wood slices. You may also need a hammer to drive them in tight. Then you can add tacky glue down the edge of each of your felt tree pieces as shown below.
Then stick them to the tree. Each of these felt Christmas decorations gets 8 of the tree pieces. Evenly space them around the dowel rod as shown. I also wanted mine to stick up just a bit above the top of the dowel.
They may want to slide down on you a bit while the glue is still wet. You can use a clothespin at the bottom to hold everything up until it dries (see below).
Allow your glue to dry overnight and then your felt Christmas trees are ready for any display around your home.
I love these cute little rustic trees and how perfect they are on my mantel. I will be adding them to my holiday decor year after year.
Imagine an entire forest of these at Christmas and also through the winter months. What a cute way to add some festive cheer to your home!
I just love working with felt for projects like these! The Cricut brand of felt is also fairly stiff so it works perfectly in this case and stands up well. So y’all enjoy these felt Christmas decorations and make a bunch for your home!
So do you love these and want more Cricut ideas for your holiday? Try the links below!
- Pallet Christmas Tree
- Cute Snowman with the Cricut Maker
- Christmas calories dish towel
- Rustic holiday sign
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